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30 years ago, a blizzard to remember


October 29, 2021

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Linda Erickson has a sweatshirt commemorating the 1991 Halloween blizzard that occurred 30 years ago this weekend.

There are storms and then there are storms. The ones we remember are often tied to other significant events. Think of the Super Bowl blizzards in the 1970s, or the Armistice Day blizzard in 1940.

The Halloween blizzard in Minnesota has properly taken its place in Minnesota weather lore. It's hard to forget trick-or-treating through heavy snow and even by snowmobile. It's hard to forget that in Carlton County we got a break of about just 20 inches of snow, really, compared to more than 3 feet in Duluth and north. There was 45 inches in Superior and more than 2 feet in the Twin Cities area.


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